Today, U.S. Representative Brad Schneider (D-IL) with U.S. Representatives John Katko (R-NY), TJ Cox, (D-CA), Peter T. King (R-NY), and Diana DeGette (D-CO) introduced bipartisan legislation to make states and local governments eligible for the emergency paid leave payroll tax credits, which would help state and local budgets stretched thin by the COVID-19 pandemic.
As always, I hope this email finds you healthy and well. Today marks five weeks since Governor Pritzker issued his stay at home order, and yesterday, the Governor extended the order through the end of May.
Today, Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10), a member of the House Small Business Committee, released the following statement after his vote for the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act:
On Wednesday afternoon, in a call between House Small Business Committee members and Jovita Carranza, Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA), Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) called on the SBA to provide updated guidance to both lenders and loan applicants.
Yesterday, the US Senate unanimously passed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, a $480 Billion interim funding bill to support small businesses, hospitals and nationwide COVID testing. The House will vote this legislation tomorrow, and it is expected that the President will sign it soon thereafter.
Today, U.S. Representative Brad Schneider (D-IL) released the following statement:
I know many of you who are small business owners are frantically trying to navigate through this crisis, and are frustrated by the fits and starts with the Small Business Administration (SBA) loan programs, both Emergency Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
Today, U.S. Representatives Brad Schneider (IL-10), Ted Deutch (FL-22), Katherine Clark (MA-5), and Angie Craig (MN-2) introduced the Emergency Supply Chain Transparency Act.